Images of Qingdao: 49er training race

2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49ers training race

49er training race on Course B at Qingdao, on the first day of the 2008 Sailing Olympics. The sails have been designed to take the graphics of the national flags of each country and look very effective on the water. Conditions were light (about 6kts) blowing onshore - so it was reasonably steady in direction.

2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49er training race


2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49er training race


2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49er training race


2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49er training race


2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49er training race


2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49er training race


2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49er training race


2008 Olympic Regatta - Day 1 - 49er training race